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Norfolk Structural Engineers

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S & R Improvements
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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I had S&R fix my house at 885 Hopwood Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 20755. Not only did he do a wonderful job but Rob was in constant contact to try and make my life easier since I am stationed out of town. Rob has bent over backwards to help me and I cannot recommend him enough!

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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The business stands out through uncompromising service, ethics and professionalism with a focus on public safety and a structure's health.

Structures Unlimited

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    The title says it all. For over 20 years, we are constructing whatever the customer needs. Hi! My name is John Gayle. I am a custom home builder by trade. I can help you save a lot of money by hiring my service. I usually do the construction of the project, along with the roofing and the exterior siding. This along with a couple more things I can do for my customers is a way to eliminate hiring multiple trades to complete their project. I can construct from blueprints or from your custom ideas. I do renovation work and home repairs as well. I have many years of experience, and I do all jobs by the required codes. I have been an employee of the company my whole life, and now, I am offering affordable construction without all the company overhead cost. I offer free estimates and job referrals of the work I have done for others. I also do many different exterior projects as well. From a custom room addition to a beautiful gazebo or pergola, custom decks or replacement roofs, vinyl siding to professional trim carpentry. For a fair, honest and affordable experienced carpenter, please call John Gayle.

    Simple Design, LLC

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    • 3 years in business
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    We provide structural engineering services that include design of new structures and renovation design of existing structures. We also conduct structural analyses of existing communication towers.

    Line & Level

    New To Thumbtack

    • 23 years in business
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    My service is civil and structural engineering for residential, commercial and industrial applications. I specialize in home design plans, signing and sealing documents, investigative analysis, concrete and precast design, steel design, and building and bridge design. No job is too small, only potentially too big.

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    How do architects work?

    Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

    When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

    How do architects charge for their services?

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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